(regional and premium class flights may be available on request)
Upon arrival, transfer to a hotel for your two night stay
Any trip to Memphis is not complete without visiting Graceland to explore the home of the King. This unique experience includes a Graceland Mansion Interactive iPad Tour with New Orientation Film and full access to the State-of-the-Art Visitor Entertainment Complex including the Elvis Presley Automobile Museum, The Entertainer Career Showcase Museum, Elvis Discovery Exhibits and Elvis’ Two Custom Airplanes
Enjoy a Memphis City Exploration before transferring to the Queen of the Mississippi for your seven night river cruise
Bask in the warmth of the Mississippi River sun as you cruise from Memphis to Vicksburg. Relax in one of the many spacious lounges or enjoy a gentle breeze on the sun deck
The city of Vicksburg served as a pivotal turning point during the American Civil War
★Complimentary Excursion – Vicksburg National Military Park★ A park ranger will guide you through the National Military Park which commemorates the campaign, siege and defence of Vicksburg in 1863. View the restored ironclad gunboat, USS Cairo, and the battlefield where the Siege of Vicksburg took place. Stop at the impressive Illinois Monument, modelled after the Roman Pantheon. The exploration concludes at the Visitors Center where life-sized exhibits and artifacts from the Siege of Vicksburg are on display
Settled in 1716, Natchez is rich in history and southern hospitality
★Complimentary Excursion – Historic Longwood Exploration★ Longwood is just one of the elegant historic houses that graces the historic district of Natchez. This octagonal house epitomizes the rise and fall of the South. As the Civil War began, the workmen stopped construction and the house was never completed. View the finished first floor with original family furnishings and the upper five stories that are still a work in progress
Located on the bluffs of the Mississippi River, St. Francisville has been called, “One of the 200 most beautiful small towns in America”
★Complimentary Excursion – Rosedown Plantation & Garden Exploration★ The affluent ambiance of the Rosedown Plantation is evident the minute you step on the property. As you walk towards the Main House, you will be welcomed by a beautiful flowered path lined with towering oaks. Local guides will regale you with stories of the families who once lived there and give insight into the culture of the South. Roam the picturesque gardens at your leisure
Baton Rouge features all the history and wonder you would expect in a state capital, but with an added down-home flavour that makes it truly unique
★Complimentary Excursion – A Walk Through The Capital★ Experience the sights, sounds, and wonders of Baton Rouge, the Capital City of Louisiana. Led by a local expert, admire iconic and historic landmarks, while exploring many of the well-known downtown neighbourhoods on foot. Enjoy fascinating stories of the area’s culture, politics, history and legends, while embracing the rich art, architecture, and nature on the route
★Complimentary Excursion – Battle of Baton Rouge★ Led by an expert historian, explore locations that were critical to Battle of Baton Rouge, a brief siege during the Anglo-Spanish War of 1779. Visit the historic Magnolia Cemetery and stand upon the very ground where the most intense fighting of the battle took place. Explore the Port Hudson State Historic Site, a Louisiana State Park that preserves and interprets a portion of the Port Hudson battlefield where the longest military siege in U.S. History took place. View a film about the battle and siege, admire original Civil War artifacts, and witness a live firing of an original Civil War cannon used at Port Hudson
★Complimentary Excursion – Oak Alley Plantation★ The famous ancient oaks bordering your path to the mansion are your first sight upon stepping ashore. The perfectly aligned 300-year-old trees form a canopy which set a particularly grand entrance for your arrival. Southern belles enjoying the shade of the leafy canopy will greet you on arrival and are your guides for the day. In small groups, continue through the antebellum plantation’s many stately rooms and show you why it has earned the name “Grande Dame of The Great River Road.” After the tour, join us for a special gathering with mint juleps on the west lawn before a visit to their popular gift shop which is known for its world-famous pralines
The birthplace of jazz, New Orleans is a great ‘Southern Belle' of a city. Enjoy the spectacular Creole cooking, the lacy balconied mansions of Vieux Carre and a ‘steam-wheeler' cruise down the Mississippi to Scarlet O'Hara country.
Explore the vibrant city of New Orleans at your leisure. Known as the Big Easy, art and culture abound here
(regional and premium class flights may be available on request)
2021 Mississippi River Cruise Launch Promotion
* Prices shown are per person, based on two adults sharing a twin cabin and include all cruise offer discounts and savings.
These 290 sq ft staterooms offer exceptional comfort and a relaxing living area. Featuring a large opening picture window, all are equipped with modern amenities, full-size bathrooms, and closet space.
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Our AAC staterooms are conveniently located on the fourth deck and at 304 sq. ft. offer all of the comforts of a fine hotel. Complete with a private balcony and floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors, these staterooms provide spectacular panoramic views of the Mississippi River and the surrounding landscape.
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Perfect for the solo traveler, our Single staterooms offer all of the amenities you expect from a fine hotel. At 230 sq. ft., these staterooms have spacious bathrooms and large sliding glass doors that lead to a private balcony.
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At a generous up to 445 sq. ft., the Owner’s Suites of Queen of the Mississippi offer the finest accommodations with unsurpassed views of the Mississippi River. With a spacious seating area and full-size bathrooms, each suite is a private sanctuary where you can unwind after a day of exploration in the tasteful comfort of your surroundings. Each of these suites features large sliding glass doors leading out to a private balcony, where you can enjoy the ever-changing scenery. Every modern amenity is at your fingertips, along with a desk, and spacious seating area.
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Built in 2015, Queen of the Mississippi offers an authentic experience with all the comforts of home. Guests can enjoy large staterooms with private balconies, hotel-style bathrooms, complimentary room service, Wi-Fi and more. Experience breath taking scenery from the privacy of your stateroom as the Queen of the Mississippi makes its way down the legendary river.Ship info
Booking conditions of American Cruise Lines and Reader Offers Limited Package Holiday booking conditions apply. Fares are per person based on two adults sharing a suite, may increase or be withdrawn at any time. Offers apply to new bookings only. Star ratings are Reader Offers Ltd classified. Drinks are subject to the cruise lines T&C’s. Savings are based on two adults sharing. Regional and Premium Class flights will incur supplementary costs and may require an additional overnight stay. Tours are subject to change, are non-transferable and may not be suitable for guests with mobility restrictions. Please note, this is a river expedition and itineraries and schedules are subject to change due to local conditions. Should the named hotel be unavailable, a suitable alternative will be supplied. Some images used are for illustrative purposes only. All meals are included on the cruise. Cruise Miles T&Cs apply. E&OE.
Dou of Wine is for bookings in Ocean View or above, based on one per booking and is for UK mainland addresses only. Offer ends 8.30pm Sunday 31st May 2020.View Package Holiday